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"REVOLT & HEROISM" 1993/5753

Revolt and  Heroism Gold Coin

Israel's Commemorative Coin Set Issued at the 50th Anniversary of the Uprisings in the Ghettos and Concentration Camps

The Bank of Israel issued the 'Revolt & Heroism' Coin in honor and memory of those who raised the standard of revolt in Europe's valley of death 50 years ago. The uprisings record an amazingly courageous chapter in the history of the Jewish people. The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising broke out on April 19, 1943 and had two fighting factions: The "Jewish Fighting Organization" (ZOB) consisting of 500 fighters and the "Jewish Military Union" (ZZV) made up of 250 fighters.

In later months organized Jewish fighting took place in the Ghettos of Kovno, Krakov, Zaglembie, Bialistok, Lachva and Tuchin. Daring uprisings of Jewish prisoners also broke out in the Treblinka and Sobibor extermination camps. In October of 1944 the forced Jewish laborers rebelled in the death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Most of these fighters lost their lives and it is most appropriate that their heroism be commemorated.

Description of the Coin


Geometric shapes representing the walls of the camps and ghettos, and pointed pieces of barbed wire. In the center, a star of David breaks through the walls and the wire. Diagonal lines of dots, all in one direction, representing the bullets and fight towards one single goal. To the right, a flame symbolizes the heroism. "Revolt and Heroism" in Hebrew and English.


The denomination "1, 2 or 10" in the center with the year of issue "1993/5753" in Hebrew and English around the rim. The State Emblem at the top. "Israel" in Hebrew, Arabic and English. The Proof coins mintmarked with a Hebrew 'mem' at the bottom. The Uncirculated coins with a six pointed 'Star of David'.

NIS-New Israel Sheqalim

Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight Mintage Price
FR 47 10 NIS Proof Gold/.900 30 mm 17.28 grams 1,583 1125.00

Revolt and  Heroism Gold Coin Revolt & Heroism Gold Coin

Actual gold weight:  1/2  oz.   encapsulated and housed in a custom display case from the Bank of Israel

Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight ASW Mintage Price
SI 17 1 NIS Unc. Silver/.925 30 mm 14.4 grams .4282 oz 4,642 25.00
SI 17a 2 NIS Proof Silver/.925 38.7 mm 28.8 grams .8565 oz 4,994 40.00

Revolt and Heroism Silver Coin Revolt and Heroism Silver Coin

Revolt and Heroism Silver Proof Coin Revolt and Heroism Silver Proof Coin

Uncirculated: A Mint State coin struck on a standard planchet. It will display a matte type finish. A small six pointed "Star of David" mintmark struck on the "Revolt & Heroism" coin at the bottom.

Proof: A coin which was made with special care. The coins are struck using polished dies. The planchets are specially selected and polished. The coins exhibit a mirror-like surface in the fields and a frosted appearance on the raised points of the coin. A small Hebrew 'mem' mintmark is struck on the "Revolt & Heroism" coin at the bottom.

ASW: actual silver weight

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